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Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
over an hour president obama will deliver his fifth state of the union address to a politically polarized audience outside capitol hill and their polarized representatives and senators under the capitol dome. now current tv will be covering the speech in its entirety, and i'll be back to break it down with panel include current's cenk uygur and. michael shure. tonight the president is expected to focus on policies to create more jobs, heal the ailing economy and rebuild the middle class. he's expected to call for compromise, and talk about searching for common ground, with republicans who deny the possibility of either. so long as mr. obama's in office. >> another litany of left-wing proposals with plenty of red meat for the president's base. >> john: because everyone thinks obama is left wing except people on the left wing. house speaker john boehner was even more dismissive. he told reporters today that the house republicans won't pass any part of the president's agenda this year except for immigration, and told mr. obama to stay out of it. and boehner also said the president
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Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
but mess things up. yes, if you can believe the g.o.p. presidential obama is responsible for pretty much everything that's wrong in washington, d.c. today including the traffic. from refusing to reach out across the aisle to the sequester that threatens to disembowel the federal government with $1.2 trillion in spending cuts starting a week from this friday, it is all obama's fault. though if you can believe the president, imagine this now, let me stretch your credulity here, the president wasn't entirely to blame. >> obama: the whole design of these arbitrary cuts was to make them so unattractive and so unappealing that democrats and republicans would actually get together and find a good compromise. unfortunately, congress didn't compromise. >> john: mr. obama at least seemed logical to compromise with republicans. >> obama: i am willing to cut more spending that we don't need. get rid of programs that aren't working. i've laid out specific reforms to our entitlement programs. >> john: now if you're like me you just heard the president offer to cut spending and reform entitlement progr
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
everybody. during the state of the union address, president obama talked about fixing the nation's infrastructure. things like the 70,000 or so structurally deficient bridges across the country. he emphasized the need to get these projects done with a combination of public and private funds and using american workers. "the new york times" reports today the president is going to talk in detail about those plans in a series of interviews. first part of the plan is called a fix it first strategy which invests $50 million in our highways bridges transit systems and airports the ones in most need of repair. congress would have to approve the money. part two would seek to and freedom to marry. we'll be back with more show on this wednesday. stay with us. we'll see you after the break. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
reform. but first, president obama took his push for new gun control laws on the road in the latest of a series of campaign-stale events the president spoke in front of police officers and sheriff's deputies in minneapolis. and he urged americans to write to congress to back what he described at four common-sense measures to help stop gun violence. >> obama: they don't really have winter in washington, d.c. anyone trying to buy a gun. senators from both parties have come together and proposed a bill that would crack done on people who buy guns and then turn around and sell them to criminals. we should not stop there. we should restore the ban on military-style assault weapons and 10-round limit for magazines. >> deserving or not senate majority leader harry reid who enjoys a "b" rating from the nra seems to have decideed already which of the president's proposals have the best chance to become law. reid indicated on the abcs "this week" that at least two of those proposals had a chance. >> i think we need to take a look at the federal trafficking i think that everyone acknowledges t
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Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm PST
tomorrow to host "the young turks." vip is next with john fugelsang. >> john: president obama gave his fifth state of the union address last night. there are many highlights, especially the moment where he mentioned governor romney and everyone in congress replied who? marco rubio proves it's possible to sweat profusely when you're standing in near darkness. and the voting rights act. two things that could hurt republicans come election time: voting and rights. kim novak is 80 and it's the birthday of peter gabriel. it's henry rollins birthday. [ ♪ music ♪ ] japan good evening i'm john fugelsang. coming up it's ha st. zinger, not r atzenberger my bad. and marco rubio channels his inner mitt romney before blaming god for last night's splashdown. and rand paul doubles the tea party's fun with the state of the united states address. president obama laid out legislative agenda including a hike to minimum wage. >> reader effort and determination with wages that allow working families to raise their kids and get ahead. >> john: he put it a little more strongly last night. >> obama: tonig
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Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
secretary. congratulations, harry reid, you built this. barack obama killed osama bin laden so republicans are killing the post office. thom hartmann joins us on that. republicans are still fighting each other. it is like a civil war with the south fighting the south. and eliot spitzer is with us tonight which is historic because you know conan's not going on jay. today is the birthday of carl bernstein, florence henderson is 79. also the birthday of keller and somewhere, somehow jimmy hoffa is celebrating his 100th birthday. we celebrate valentine's day to publicly demonstrate your affection with crap. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening, i'm john fuglesang. coming up, another state moves a big step closer to approving american equality and another conservative moves a big step closer to having a heart attack over it. bp pays billions in fines for the gulf oil spill then gets billions more in government contracts. lindsey graham announce he will continue to block lady gaga's tour until she provides more answers about benefit -- benghazi. >>> starting with the senate and majority le
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
relieved of his duties but does hope he can protect pedophiles in the private sector. eric says obama is getting in the way of partisanship which is like chris brown saying frank ocean got in the way of his first. today is the birthday of adlai stevenson, laura linney and the one and only jennifer granholm and an earthquake pummeled pompeii, italy. john boehner promises a vote on their relief funds any day now. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening i'm john fuglesang. coming up, the rating agencies help blow up our economy now the doj goes after one about four years too late. l.a.'s catholic archdiocese can't take the cover off habit and we'll find out how the mayor who liked to ask how am i doing actually did. first, if you've ever wondered how president obama's legal team justifies killings drone strikes on alleged terrorists overseas, they had an answer for you this morning. >> we only take these kinds of actions when there is an imminent threat. when we're confident we're doing so in a way that's consistent with federal and international law. >> john: okay. holder made those
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
commercial on tv that does not feature the progressive lady. why won't president obama sign the executive order for lgbt. today is the 86th bird of sydney portier, and the 50th birthday of charles barkley and had he live, it would be the birthday of kirk cobain as well. congress can, in fact, do stuff. this is "viewpoint"." [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> john: good evening i'm john fugelsang. thank you so much for joining us. with the budget sequester that would tut a trillion dollars from the budget, speaker of the house john boehner warned of dire consequences if it's allowing to through. a wall street journal opinion piece, you'll be shocked to hear blamed the entire mess on president obama. boehner named just a couple of things that he pushed through the house must be avoided. it threatens u.s. national security, thousands of jobs and more. america's military budget would be slashed, border security, law enforcement, aviation safety and many other programs would all have diminished resources. now a they have to do is gray to cut a matching trillion dollars plus out of programs like social secur
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Feb 13, 2013 3:00am PST
. good morning to you. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. president obama is coming off of his state of the union address last night. it was a big speech kicking off the start of his second term. a lot of people did hear what they wanted to hear from the president. obama made a big push for economic initiatives and the middle class saying he wants to raise minimum wage from 7.25 an hour to $9 an hour within the next two hours. he called for universal pre-school education for 4-year-olds in the country. but the most poignant moment of the night came near the end of president obama's speech when he made an emotional argument for more gun legislation. the president said gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote and the other communities ripped pass by gun violence. obama is call okay congress to vote. he says this is not the first time the country has had to reduce gun violence before after the murder of 20 young people and six adults is different. one that has bi-partisan support is gun trafficking, making the trafficking
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Feb 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
that aren't remotely being taken away from them. and michelle obama on the oscars. today is the 70s birthday of george hair on it. we'll have f-bomb about george, the van vatican and today the top catholic in britain, a pie joss scott pretty much excommunicated himself for hitting on someone whose name was not mary. this is "viewpoint." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. thank you so much for joining us. it's the biggest game of chicken since the hast time congress and the president dueled eye-to-eye over mountain. and in just four days the federal government could pull some $85 billion in spending out of 2013 budget forcing lay-offs and programs cuts and perhaps pushing the country back into recession. the president and his cabinet want you to know that no one will be spared when budget sequestration comes knocking. today mr. obama told the nation's governors at the white house gathering what he has been telling the rest of us for week. >> thousand was teachers and educators will be laid off. tens of thousands of parents will have to deal with finding child c
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Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
or hideaway, to seize, withdraw or to hold but if you can believe president obama it might just be the worst word in our political lexicon today. >> obama: that's a pretty bad name sequester. but the effects are even worse than the name. >> john: according to the white house the effects of the $85 billion in budget cuts that kick in friday, the sequester could cost 3/4 of a million jobs over the next year alone you why for starters. design a series of across-the-board cuts, it will hack $43 billion from military spending $26 billion from programs like health education and hurricane sandy relief, another $11 billion from mandatory spending including 2% cuts on medicare providers and plans. these cuts we're talking about won't be devastating for some programs and our bloated military with more than the 13 nations combined maybe could be able to handle a trim. but many people who are already struggling will have to struggle more if this sequester takes place. two quick examples. checks for some two million long-term unemployed americans will drop by 11%. food aid for some 600,000 low-income wom
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Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
president obama's good poll numbers. why is that? her crime might have been doing good journalism. check us out at theyoungturks.com. >> john: republicans are saying that the sequester is the worst thing obama ever thought of that they thought of first. democrats are demanding john boehner call congress back into session so congress can stop doing nothing this their home states and return to washington do do nothing there. 15 republican senators have written to dump hagel. they all used the same color crayon. and you know how you see a tape of you when you were drunk and embarrassing when you look at it later? that's thousand laura bush sees a tape of her speaking out in favor of marriage equality. today is the birthday of olympia snowe. something for each hemisphere of your brain. >> john: good evening. i'm john fuglesang. thank you so much for joining us tonight. we're now just over one week away from the automatic massive spending cuts known for some ungodly reason as sequestration. and so congress is exactly where you would expect them to be, at a pivotal time in our nation's history, o
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
to come. stephanie: would you like fun facts? he has in the past threatened to kill president obama, secretary of state hillary clinton, dianne feinstein and barbara bachner. he said, this isn't like a news buster transcript, this is natural. >> if you want, i have the audio. stephanie: the whole thing? i was in chicago. >> this is supposed to be part of right ring word. >> obama. >> pull a machine gun. [bleep] >> let's hear it for him. [ applause ] i was going to say hillary -- [ cheers and applause ] >> hey dianne feinstein. >> is my hearing going or do we need sub titles? stephanie: i'd be happy to read it. i was in chicago when hi said hey, obama you might want to suck on one of these punk. he was holding his machine gun. that's what the secret service would see a threat against the president. obama is a piece of [bleep]. i said hey hillary you might want to ride one of these into the sunset. i saw barbara backner. she might want to suck on my machine begun. hey, dianne feinstein ride on one of these you whore. >> this is a man we want in the same room? >> when did we allow peop
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Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> not once. because he is superman. jacki sheckner in the current news center. >> president obama's going to travel to georgia today to talk about another part of his state of the union address guaranteed high quality preschool education. he's visiting a prek. class and then going to the decatur community recreation center to give some remarks. later, he is back in washington where he's going to hold an on line fireside hangout to talk more about the state of the union. it will be steramed live on whitehouse..gov on you tube. rubio said this about his own humble lifestyle. >> i still live in the same working class neighborhood i grew up in. my neighbors aren't millionaires, they're retirees who depend on social security and medicare. >> politico reports as rubio's west miami working class neighborhood, his home is up for sale for $675,000. now, in case you think maybe the home just appreciated a lot in the last few years, the rubes bought the house for $550,000 in 2005 according the a miami her and would report in january. he is reportedly looking to move to washington, d.c. he is looking
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
in the second half of the show. first, the man president obama nominated to run the c.i.a., counter-terrorism adviser john brennan spent quality time with the senate intelligence committee today as they considered his qualifications to become our nation's top spy. he faced tough questions from senators on both sides of the aisle. on the c.i.a.'s enhanced interrogation techniques aka torture, accusations he leaked secret information to reporters and his direction of the not so covert drone war against alleged terrorists. now, before brennan could say much, the hearing was interrupted by code pink peace protestors had a lot to say about the drone war themselves. >> they want you to tell congress what countries we are killing children. >> john: based on what we heard today congress might not be interested in knowing that information. intelligence committee chairwoman dianne feinstein said despite reports drones have killed hundreds of civilians -- >> the figures we've obtained from the executive branch which we have done our utmost to verify confirm that the number of civilian casualti
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm PST
promises that we can't keep, but we must keep the promises we've lard made. [applause] >> obama: to hit the rest of our testify sit-reduction target we should to what leaders in both parties have already suggested. and save hundreds of billions of dollars by getting rid of tax loopholes and tax deductions for the well-connected. after all why would we choose to make deeper cuts to medicare just for tax breaks. how is that fair? deficit reduction is a big emergency justifying making cuts in social security benefits but not closing some loopholes. how does that promote growth? [applause] now is our best chance. for bipartisan comprehensive tax reform that encourages job creation and helps bring town the testify sit. --the deficit. [applause] we can get this done. the american people deserve a tax code that helps small businesses spend less time filling out complicateed forms and more time expanding and hiring. a tax code that lowers incentive incentives to move jobs overseas and lowers tax rates for businesses and manufacturers who are creating jobs right here in america. that's what tax
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
center, jacki sheckner. >> president obama will welcome president napolitano as the italian leader prepares to leave office. then he'll give out the 2012 citizens medal to 12 people, the nation's second highest civilian honor. former senator harris waford helped form the peace corps and been an advocate in higher education and will receive the award. he will make a trip to chicago making remarks about his proposals to strengthen the middle class and bolster our economy. >> congress heading home today leaving a decent amount of work as it heads into a recess. republicans have now blocked the confirmation of former senator chuck hagel as our next secretary of defense. and brennaman as the head of the c.i.a. in a new t.v. add for the n.r.a., a gun owner is a proclaimed proud defender of the second amendment. >> after the nra's disgusting response, i've had enough. you take money from the n.r.a. and then continue to do their bidding, we're going to remember that come election time. >> move on is running a separate add targeting senator rob portman of ohio. the senator said he could get
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
for other fields he could be wrong about everything. maybe president obama's cabinet. and someone pulled up up up in chuck e. cheese where someone had a gun. no ones with hurt. they hated the pizza. it's the birthday of late bob marley. the living rick, and the 55th birth date of axl rose who is probably starting a concert several hours late. this is "viewpoint." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: good evening i'm john fugelsang. thank you so much for joining us this evening. coming up, renewing the violence against women act should not be a political issue but some how it is. the reverend pat robertson embraces his inner homophobe again. first, president obama met senate democrats for a private strategy session in annapolis maryland, today. the topics were sure to include the president's legislative agenda including gun control measures that would ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammo clips. senators who are afraid of the nra or to be polite, concerned over the impact that legislation might have, might heed this warning from comedian chris rock delivered a news conference called by "a d
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Feb 1, 2013 6:00am PST
this would be a controversial nominee, all of these trouble spots. why would obama pick him? >> stephanie: i'm sorry, did he just say obama has all of these problems with foreign policy. >> yeah. >> stephanie: i see, meaning he has been spectacularly successful and his approval rating are at an all-time high. >> exactly obama has been quite successful in repairing those relationships that george bush destroyed. >> everything was going fine until the black guy came along. >> yeah. >> they were all singing cunbiah. >> that's right. >> stephanie: and then he shows up. that one got in. [ sighs ] >> stephanie: and of course the rise of radical -- what? osama bin laden is dead and -- what! i'm sorry, i'm turning into the hard-of-hearing darth vader. liz cheney. >> you have to assume the president isn't paying much at attention. the iranians have announced they are going to increase centrifuges, you have new threats by al-qaeda, two days ago the israels had to take action against a convoy that was carrying russian-made missiles. and chuck hagel showed today he is not up to t
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
obama's state of the union address. everyone is wondering what he's going to proposed proposed propose. today is the 79th birthday of tina louise known as ginger from bill"gilligan's island"," and the great r & b singer d'angelo, and sarah palin with the greatest abdication of all time. this is "viewpoint." [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. coming up, equality delayed but not completely denied. we report a major headline last announced by town criers 600 years ago and the paterno family tries to smudge the line linking it's late patriarch to the late state sex scandal. but first president obama will deliver the first state of the union dress for his second term tomorrow might night. the president will emphasize three economic points, one is turning the nation into a magnet for jobs and manufacturing. providing the americans with the skills they need for jobs in a new economy, and ensuring that people can make a decent living from their hard work. "the times" said that the republicans should prepare for a confrontational mr. obama to challenge them where polls
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Feb 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
. >> cenk: thank you. when we come back we've got the issue of the cabinet appointments of president obama. are they a little too cooperate corporate and we'll discuss this one from walmart. >> he helped us to oversee one one of our largest banks. >> most of our most successful and environmentally conscious companies. commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? current tv is the place for true stories. with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. real, gripping, current. documentaries... on current tv. >> cenk: we're back on "the young turks." i'm going to show a bunch of president obama's nominees and see if you can find a pattern here. >> today i'm proud to announce the appointment of an expe
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Feb 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
shape than his friends in the g.o.p. 45% say barack obama is doing a better job of handling the sequester than congressional democrats at 37% or the mcconnell and boehner crews with just 25% but that's just a poll. does that mean that the voters support the president's call for closing tax loopholes for the wealthy? according to a wall street journal poll over 20% of the adults think it's a good idea. 52% say it's not a good idea. when asked if they favor the cuts to fix the deficit, 14% say they like the sequester cuts as they are. nearly 40% would like a plan with more cuts. just 37% want viewer cuts in all. i'm joined by a congressman who is offering an alternative adam smith, ranking member on the house arms committee. thank you for joining us this evening. >> thank you for having me on. i appreciate it. >> john: let's get to it, what do you have on your bill and how does it differ from the sequester. >> i'm the ranking member of the armed services committee, so the across board cuts to defense clearly has an impact there but it has a huge impact on transportation infras
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Feb 22, 2013 6:00am PST
. president obama and vice president biden are welcoming the prime mine to the white house today. they laid out priorities including conversations about the security and economic relationship between our two nations. participate ppt has sent a letter to congress explaining why the u.s. has sent a total of 100 military personnel to niger. he said it is intelligence depreciation. we're now a week away from the sequester, and the white house mood is calm. president obama has made calls to both house speaker john boehner and mitch mcconnell but said in one of three radio interviews that he is not sure whether either is planning to budge. and organizing for action is holding a day of action today in an attempt to mobilize some 2.2 million people to help put the president's gun control agenda. they are holding more than 180 verdicts in 80 congressional districts to try to push congress to take action. calling for universal checks. they support the participate's full agenda including renewal of the assault weapons ban, and limit on high-capacity magazines, but they are st
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Feb 1, 2013 3:00am PST
to introduce the one and only, leesa ferguson. >> good morning, everyone. president obama is handing 12 researchers a national medal of science today and 11 will receive the national medal of technology and innovation. these are the highest honor for the government for scientists engineers and inventors. al first stop on a 5 day trip to germany, frannies and united kingdom to talk about range of global issues. meeting with angela merkel and on saturday, biden will join other senior officials from russia and the united nations to meet with the syrian opposition to discuss that country. earlier today, first day out of office for secretary of state hillary clinton. she has extraordinary approval ratings according to the washington post-abc news poll, american people approve but congress has a 19% approval rating. she has visited 112 countries, spent 401 days on the road and met with 1700 world leaders. if that weren't enough she's already got a word in for 2016. no word on whether she will actually run. more bill press up next. stay with us. converstion st
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